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Can the SMB Afford Virtualization?

July 15, 2009
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There has been quite a bit of debate about SMB virtualization and what they want. However, no one has really looked into whether or not the SMB can afford virtualization. There is quite a bit of talk that says that the SMB wants everything for free, or that they will get immediate benefits from virtualization,…

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News: VMware Ships AppSpeed

July 14, 2009
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VMware has shipped AppSpeed, the product resulting from VMware’s acquisition of B-hive. AppSpeed is a critical component of VMware’s drive to allow customers to virtualize “every application” even those that require response time guarantees from applications owners. The shipment of AppSpeed will place a focus upon response time as the measure of applications performance in…

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ThinApp Security Concerns

July 10, 2009
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Since I last blogged ThinApp I have been thinking about the security aspects of ThinApp and came up with a set of questions to which I searched for some answers. In essence could ThinApp be used to subvert existing system security? What about other similar technologies like Microsoft App-V.

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News: Submit a Question to VMworld’s VMTN “Ask the Experts” Panel

July 9, 2009
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Tom Howarth our DataCenter Virtualization Analyst has been choosen to sit on this years VMTN Ask the Experts panel at VMworld San Fran 09 - Ask him a question

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Updated: There is a Need for VMsafe Certification from VMware

July 1, 2009
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The use of VMware VMsafe enabled third party products introduces third party fastpath drivers into your hypervisor. What these drivers ultimately do is interact with the VMsafe fastpath API, but is that ALL they do? That is why we need some level of certification for VMsafe fast path drivers. We need to KNOW that they…

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ThinApp – Licensing Issues – Ethics do not ship with the code

June 10, 2009
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The recent VMware Communities Podcast had ThinApp engineers on the call. Their mantra when presented with questions on licensing was "Ethics do not ship with the code." In other words, applications that could end up as ThinApps could violate your End User License Agreements (EULA).

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VMware Forcing Third Parties to NOT Sell Products for Free ESXi

June 9, 2009
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Veeam has posted a blog of their own trying to explain why they are no longer selling Veeam Backup 3.x for the Free version of VMware ESXi. It is perfectly understandable that Veeam would comply with VMware's requests in this matter as Veeam as a company depends upon their relationship with VMware to further their…

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Managing the I/O Performance Aspects of Your Virtual Environment

June 6, 2009
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There are a wide variety of problems that can occur the SAN and physical strorage layers of the virtual insfrastructure, all of which can create serious performance problems for applications and users. Tools from Akorri and Virtual Instruments can address these issues in a variety of ways.

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EMC Announces Acquisition of Configuresoft

June 1, 2009
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EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Configuresoft, Inc.– a leading provider of server configuration, change and compliance management software.

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